The Sweetness of Happiness

Krishna's Mercy

Mother Yashoda and Krishna “When a devotee is put into a situation of distress, his devotional activities are accelerated. Therefore, to show special favor to a devotee, the Lord sometimes puts him into distress. Besides that, it is stated that the sweetness of happiness is sweeter to those who have tasted bitterness.” (Shrila Prabhupada, Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vol 2, Ch 33)

A thirsty man relishes his small cup of water a million times more than one who is accustomed to drinking loads and loads of the tastiest beverages on a daily basis. A hungry man will feel that the meal he has acquired after so much effort is the greatest tasting one he has ever had. In a similar manner, the humble sage, the purified soul, upon realizing that he has neglected the company of the Supreme Loveable Object for his entire life, will relish any and every chance he gets…

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